Definition of Cardinal Sign
Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are the leaders in the zodiac, and are often considered the most successful as a result.
In Astrology, the word Cardinal is derived from the French "cardo", which means "hinge". Cardinal Signs are the hinges that connect and direct our lives — the initiators.
The Cardinal Signs also usher in their respective seasons: Aries launches Spring for example; Capricorn launches Winter; Cancer launches Summer; Libra launches Fall.
TERM OF THE DAY
Each of the constellations in the Zodiac make up a Zodiac sign. All Zodiac signs (except Libra, the scales) are represented by an animal, hence the Greek word Zodiac, meaning “circle of animals”:
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